This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #18. Where I read three chapters of the Holy Bible in the King James Version a day with my family as a part of our family devotions, to encourage you to read the Holy Bible in a year’s time. We are using a modified version of the Five Day Bible Reading Plan. It is modified because we read the Bible everyday and not just five days a week. The benefit of using the Five Day Bible Reading Plan is: you can read the entire Bible in a chronological reading plan that helps the Bible make sense. Today we are reading Genesis 25, Psalm 108 and Galatians 2.
A.W. Tozer said, “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
Charles Spurgeon said, “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”
1 Then again A’-bra-ham took a wife, and her name was Ke-tu’-rah.
2 And she bare him Zim-ran, and Jok’-shan, and Me-dan, and Mid’-i-an, and Ish’-bak, and Shu’-ah.
3 And Jok’-shan begat She-ba, and De’-dan. And the sons of De’-dan were Assh-u’-rim, and Le-tu’-shim, and Le-um’-mim.
4 And the sons of Mid’-i-an; E’-phah, and E’-pher, and Ha’- noch, and A-bi’-dah, and El-daah. All these were the children of Ke-tu’-rah.
5 And A’-bra-ham gave all that he had unto I’-saac.
6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which A’-bra-ham had, A’-bra-ham gave gifts, and sent them away from I’-saac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
7 And these are the days of the years of A’-bra-ham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8 Then A’-bra-ham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons I’-saac and Ish-ma-el buried him in the cave of Mach-pe’-lah, in the field of E’-phron the son of Zo’-har the Hit’-tite, which is before Mam-re;
10 The field which A’-bra-ham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was A’-bra-ham buried, and Sar-ah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of A’-bra-ham, that God blessed his son I’-saac; and I’-saac dwelt by the well La’-hai-roi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ish-ma-el, A’-bra-ham’s son, whom Ha-gar the E-gyptian, Sar-ah’s handmaid, bare unto A’-bra-ham:
13 And these are the names of the sons of Ish-ma-el, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ish-ma-el, Ne-ba’-joth; and Ke’-dar, and Ad’-beel, and Mib’-sam,
14 And Mish’-ma, and Du’-mah, and Mas’-sa,
15 Ha’-dar, and Te’-ma, Je’-tur, Na’-phish, and Ke’-de-mah:
16 These are the sons of Ish-ma-el, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And these are the years of the life of Ish-ma-el, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
18 And they dwelt from Hav’- i-lah unto Shur, that is before E-gypt, as thou goest toward As-syr-i-a: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 And these are the generations of I’-saac, A’-bra-ham’s son: A’-bra-ham begat I’-saac:
20 And I’-saac was forty years old when he took Re-bek-‘ah to wife, the daughter of Be-thu’-el the Syr’-i-an of Pa’-dan-ar’-am, the sister to La’-ban the Syr-i-an.
21 And I’-saac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Re-bek-‘ah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name E-sau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on E-sau’s heel; and his name was called Ja’-cob: and I’-saac was threescore years old when she bare them.
27 And the boys grew: and E-sau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ja’-cob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And I’-saac loved E-sau, because he did eat of his venison: but Re-bek-‘ah loved Ja’-cob.
29 And Ja’-cob sod pottage: and E-sau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And E-sau said to Ja’-cob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Ja’-cob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And E-sau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Ja’-cob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Ja’-cob.
34 Then Ja’-cob gave E-sau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus E-sau despised his birthright.
A Song or Psalm of Da’-vid.
1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide She’-chem, and mete out the valley of Suc’-coth.
8 Gil’-e-ad is mine; Ma-nas’- seh is mine; E’-phra-im also is the strength of mine head; Ju’- dah is my lawgiver;
9 Mo’-ab is my washpot; over E’-dom will I cast out my shoe; over Phil-is’-ti-a will I triumph.
10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into E’-dom?
11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Je-ru’-sa-lem with Bar’-na-bas, and took Ti’-tus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gen’-tiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3 But neither Ti’-tus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Je’-sus, that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Pe’-ter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Pe’-ter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gen’-tiles:)
9 And when James, Ce’-phas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Bar’-na-bas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
11 But when Pe’-ter was come to An’-ti-och, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gen’-tiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Bar’-na-bas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gen’-tiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gen’-tiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gen’-tiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Je’-sus Christ, even we have believed in Je’-sus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out the read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.